Pastor Wanda On the Road to Saint Louis

Pastor Wanda Heads to St. Louis (Actually she was off to see her son in upstate NY.) and stops for a quick photo op.

Come meet up with Pastor Wanda Lawry and enjoy an evening of fun Team Building Games and Activities. Change your calendar! Our Summer Excitement event scheduled for Monday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM will now be held in the Large Assembly Room at Oak Hill. (You guessed it, the weather!) Bring your own dinner, we’ll eat socially distanced, at 6:30 PM. Games begin at 7:00 PM. We’ll have some snacks and beverages. Come enjoy the fun and say hi to our new Interim Pastor! (She’ll be in town a few days looking for housing!)

Maundy Thursday Joint Service on Zoom with Compton Heights Christian Church

Please join the Maundy Thursday service on Zoom that we have planned with Compton Heights Christian Church at 7pm on April 14, 2022. Members from both congregations will help in leading the service. You can join from the Zoom link here:

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Holy Week

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Join us for worship throughout this Holy Week.

Palm / Passion Sunday , April 10. Sunday School is at 9:30 am and worship is at 10:30 am. Both are offered “in-person” and Zoom. Meeting ID: 768 992 383. You can find our bulletin on the front page of the website under “Worship at Home”.

Check the Weekly Update for a copy of our Good Friday Stations of the Cross Devotional from Illustrated Ministries. Contact the office if you can’t find the link.

Oak Hill Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm at the Barrow residence on on Zoom. Meeting ID: 259 777 226 Passcode: Disciple (case sensitive) . Bring your dinner and join us as we discuss “Still Life” by Louis Perry. It’s the first of the highly acclaimed Inspector Armand Gamache books.

Wednesday Bible Study continues this week . Meet us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 259-777-226. Passcode: Disciple (case sensitive). We continue our study of Amy-Jill Levine’s book “Witness at the Cross”

Session Meeting, Wednesday, April 13, on Zoom. Session members check your email for the Zoom link.

Maundy Thursday worship is at 7:00 PM on Zoom with Compton Heights Christian Church. Join Zoom Meeting ID: 895 0892 7296 Passcode: 529096

Community Easter Egg Hunt, is April 16, 10:00 am in Tower Grove Park, at the Turkish Pavilion. Center Cross Drive is often closed Saturday mornings for the Farmer’s Market, so enter the park from the Grand Ave. entrance for easiest access.

Holy Saturday Vigil – April 16. Sign up for a one hour shift to hold vigil in the sanctuary and await the Resurrection. Shifts are available from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sign up link is on the Home Page.

Easter Sunday – April 17. Worship is at 10:30 am via zoom. There will be no Sunday School. Worship is in person and via Zoom. Meeting ID 768 992 383. We will be decorating the cross with flowers. Bring your own if you have some blooming. We’ll have plenty of flowers are available if you forget. We will not have an Easter Sun Rise service this year.

Sunday! In-Person Worship!

In-Person Worship!

We are open again for in-person worship effective March 20, 2022!!  And we will be singing!!  We are opening with previous safety precautions still in place.   Our COVID-19 Task Force has reviewed the status of the virus and feel it is safe to return to in-person worship.  (See the guidelines listed below that  we plan to follow for our in-person worship.)

(We will continue to worship on Zoom for those who are unable to join us in person and the worship bulletins will still be posted on our website www.oakhillpcusa.org.   (See Worship At Home).  If you’d like to join us remotely, please use Meeting ID: 768 992 383. (You can also call in, by phone, at  312-626-6799, then enter the same meeting ID.)

The Rev. John Harrison will be preaching on March 20. 

Pastor Alan will be leading other parts of the service.  

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. (in person and on Zoom). 

We will be collecting dried or canned beans for Isaiah 58 Ministries on Sunday, March 20.

Articles and pictures for the April newsletter on due on Monday, March 21.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 11:00 a.m. on March 23.  During Lent they will be reading Witness at the Cross by Amy-Jill Levine.  Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password:  Disciple.

The Mission and Justice Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, on Zoom.

The Stewardship and Property Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, on Zoom.

Please consider donating a bag of individually wrapped (plastic egg or smaller sized) candies for Oak Hill’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Turkish Pavilion in Tower Grove Park on Saturday, April 16, at           10 a.m.  (Candy may be place in the box outside the sanctuary (next to the chairlift) or in the church office beginning March 20.)

GUIDELINES FOR RE-OPENING THE CHURCH

MARCH 20, 2022

  1. Masks will still be required for the congregation.
  1. Social distancing still required.  Everyone sitting in the pews is required to maintain a 6’ distance from those outside your inner circle.  If you are not comfortable next to people, please feel free to move to another location.
  1. The congregation will be allowed to sing, but masks are still required.
  1. Communion will be served using the pre-packaged communion units provided by the church.  People may also bring their own elements.  Hand sanitizers will be widely available.
  1. Sunday School will be hybrid (in person and on Zoom), following these guidelines.
  1. The nursery will be re-opened pending notification from the Worship and Christian Education Committee.  (Nursery care is provided during our Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service.)
  1. On Sundays there will not be an indoor time of fellowship following worship.  Everyone will be encouraged to visit with one another outside following the service.
  1. Church group and committee meetings may resume following the same rules that apply to worshipping in the sanctuary.  It is up to the group to decide if they wish to meet in person or online.  If you plan to meet in person at the church, please notify the office so your meeting may be put on the calendar, thus avoiding any conflict if another group/committee is meeting.
  1. Non-church group meetings may resume following the same criteria as mentioned above.  Groups wishing to meet at Oak Hill should contact the church office.
  1. We will continue with hybrid worship services until further notice.

Ashes To Go

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church will not have an “Ashes To Go” location this year, but if you are interested in sharing in an “Ashes To Go” event with another church, check out the links below to find out where other St.Louis area churches are holding events.

Churches said to be sponsoring “Ashes to Go” events in the St. Louis area on Ash Wednesday, 2022 include those listed below. Get in touch with the church online or by phone to confirm and for details.

Holy Communion Episcopal Church, University City, will have Ashes to Go at two locations in the Loop and in Central Clayton. The church’s phone number is (314)-721-7401, and their website is at https://www.holycommunion.net/the-forum-1/latest-news/senior-wardens-report-yz5tr?rq=Ashes.

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John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road

Florissant, MO 63033-3231, (314) 921-5833, jkpcoffice@gmail.com

will be offering Ashes to Go in front of the church, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Manchester United Methodist Church will offer “Ash & Dash” 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., a drive-thru Ash Wednesday experience in West St. Louis County. During this community event, clergy will be on hand to pray with vehicle occupants and offer a free cross keepsake in lieu of ashes this year (due to Covid-19). This event is open to the public and held at the Manchester Athletic Association parking lot at 14380 Manchester Rd in Manchester,  MO (just west of Hwy 141). Look for Ash & Dash signs. The church’s phone number is 636-394-7506, and their website may be found at https://manchesterumc.org/news/.

Ash Wednesday ONLINE Service with Compton Heights Christian Church on March 2, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Oak Hill has been invited once again to share in an Ash Wednesday service with our friends at Compton Heights Christian Church on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This will be an online service.  The Zoom login information is given below.

Also: if you should wish to participate during the service in the traditional Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes on forehead or hand, here is a link to a video that gives instructions on how to prepare ashes for this purpose: https://youtu.be/Hq3zZyOvCbo. It is the same video, prepared by Madison Peterson, that was made available for Ash Wednesday last year. We are grateful to Madison and to Compton Heights for this help.

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

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Transfiguration Sunday

The Rev. Rebecca Klemme Eliceiri will be preaching on February 27. 

Pastor Alan will be leading other parts of the

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 865 0440 1632

Passcode: 744290

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Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. using the regular Sunday worship Zoom link (see above).  You will then be put into a breakout room.

Wednesday Bible Study will not meet March 2.  The next session will begin March 9. The group is starting a a new study “A Beginners Guide to Holy Friday: Witness at the Cross , by Amy Jill Levine.” A Kindle edition is available.  Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password:  Disciple.

Oak Hill has been invited once again to share in an Ash Wednesday service with our friends at Compton Heights Christian Church on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This will be an online service.  The Zoom login information is given below.

Also: if you should wish to participate during the service in the traditional Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes on forehead or hand, here is a link to a video that gives instructions on how to prepare ashes for this purpose: https://youtu.be/Hq3zZyOvCbo. It is the same video, prepared by Madison Peterson, that was made available for Ash Wednesday last year. We are grateful to Madison and to Compton Heights for this help.

Compton Heights Christian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ash Wednesday Service

Time: March 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

The Touchy Topics book club will meet on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. 

on Zoom. Normally to club meets the first Wednesday of the month, but for March, the first Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, so the meeting has been moved back a day. The book selected is Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur. The book traces Shakur’s early childhood to her current status as a political refugee in Cuba. For April, the book is Heartland: 

A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country in the World, by Sarah Smarsh. This book, which focuses on cycles of poverty and social class in Kansas, was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction in 2018.

The Zoom ID # is 259 777 226, Password: Disciple.

Next Sunday, March 6, is the First Sunday of Lent.  We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion).

With Jesus as our guide and community as our goal, we worship, love, serve, and grow.